IPL 2022: Kyle Jamieson not among the shortlisted players for the mega auction

RCB bought Jamieson for a whopping INR 15 crore in last year’s mini-auction.

Virat Kohli and Kyle Jamieson
Virat Kohli and Kyle Jamieson. (Photo Source: IPL/BCCI)
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The list of Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022 mega auction is out and a total of 590 players are set to go under the hammer. The bidding event will take place on February 12 and 13 in Bengaluru and fans must mark their calendars. Over the years, IPL has been a platform where youngsters burst onto the scenes and make it big at the highest level.

As the franchises are also offering a massive amount, several players from across the globe aim to bag IPL contracts. However, several marquee players, including Ben Stokes, Joe Root and Mitchell Starc, have pulled out of IPL 2022 due to different reasons. New Zealand pacer Kyle Jamieson is another notable absentee from the list of players going under the hammer.

Notably, the 6 ft 8 in pacer was bought for a whopping INR 15 crore in last year’s mini-auction. He managed to do a decent job, scalping nine wickets in as many games with his economy rate being close to 10. He also scored some vital runs for the then Virat Kohli-led side. However, his blitzes won’t be seen in IPL 2021. Although the reason behind his absence in the list is unknown, it seems Jamieson didn’t even put his name in the auction pool.

Bubble fatigue possible reason behind Kyle Jamieson’s decision?

After all, it’s nearly impossible that he wasn’t shortlisted. Meanwhile, Jamieson had earlier hinted that he might skip IPL 2022 to avoid bio-bubble fatigue. Last year, he even pulled out from the T20I series against India due to the same reason. The right-arm fast bowler was last seen during the home Test series against Bangladesh last month when resulted in a 1-1 draw. As Jamieson has becom a regular across formats, his schedule would be packed in coming days. All these factors might have prompted the Kiwi player’s call.

Meanwhile, IPL 2022 will be a grand affair with two new teams- Lucknow and Ahmedabad – coming into the picture. Hence, for the very first time since 20211, IPL will see 10 teams in action. Notably, the eight existing sides were allowed to retain a maximum of just four players ahead of bidding event. Among the non-retained players, the two new sides made three picks apiece.